Thursday, July 28, 2005

More Against Lakoffianism

     Lakoff and many of his boosters say we need to "frame the debate."  How useful is this non-strategy?  Well, it would be _somewhat_ useful if it couldn't be turned around, nearly instantly, and adopted by the scum-sucking enemies of rationality!

     For example, from the latest David Brooks column, concerning the (then unknown) choice for Supreme Court Associate Justice...

Nobody will care about superficial first impressions or identity politics tokenism a few years from now. What will matter in decades to come is whether you picked a philosophical powerhouse. Did you pick someone capable of writing the sort of bold and meaty opinions that will shift the frame of debate and shake up law students for generations?

     Bah and Fie

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